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Xavier Helgesen

Xavier Helgesen

Co-Founder and CEO, Off Grid Electric

Xavier Helgesen is a serial social entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Off Grid Electric, the world’s first massively scalable distributed energy company. Previously, Xavier founded two million-dollar businesses in his 20’s, including Better World Books, a profitable social venture with $60M in revenue selling books online to fund literacy, Xavier currently sits on the Board as Chairman. In 2009, Xavier was recognized as the Best Social Entrepreneur by Businessweek and given the Fast Company Social Capitalist award. Xavier holds an MBA from Oxford Saïd Business School, which he attended on a Skoll Scholarship, and a BA (honors) from the University of Notre Dame.





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